Have you ever thought about eating bugs and other weird foods while traveling abroad? I never had the urge, but I find fascinating that many people do. Sure I will try the local cuisine, as long it doesn’t involve bugs and other “weird foods” that I would never eat under […]

Eating Weird Foods in Beijing

Lama Temple, Beijing, Asia, China, temple, buddhism, tibetan, tourism, travel, travel blog, blogger
Since the Forbidden City was closed during my stay in Beijing, I visited the lesser known Yonge or Lama Temple, a Tibetan Buddhism temple that managed to survive the cultural revolution. As temple goes, once you’ve seen a few, you seen it all, but the Lama Temple had a cozy […]

Lama Temple

I visited Beijing during the national celebration of the 70th Anniversary since the end of the World War II. This is a big deal in China. So big that preparations for a military parade were done weeks in advance and both Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City were closed and […]

Beijing: Very Forbidden City

How could I ever visit China and not go to one of the most iconic places on Earth? I just couldn’t! The Great Wall of China was on my must-do list of attractions and even though I read that it’s super crowded, most of it is rebuilt and not original, […]

Great Wall of China: Mutianyu

Pavilion of Precious Clouds
Chinese Emperors were not playing around when they ordered their palaces built. While I visited the Summer Palace in Beijing, I kept wondering what would have been like to have that kind of power, money and privilege that only a few families have been able to maintain through the years- […]

Summer Palace in Beijing

Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China, Asia, Travel, Travel blog, expert, blogger, traveler, solo travel, female, tips, vacation, trip, destination
The Temple of Heaven in Beijing is one of the most colorful complex of buildings I have ever seen. The park was originally constructed in 1420 and was a place to pay homage to heaven and for emperors to pray for good harvests. In 1998 it was included in the […]

Temple of Heaven in Beijing

4 Makeup Products I am obsessed about, beauty, makeup, cosmetics, must have, blogger
Hi friends! So this is a little different post than I have written in the past. For those that come to the blog for travel posts only, please bear with me. I am re-arranging things a bit lately on the blog to include this new phase of our lives. If […]

4 Makeup Products I Am Obsessing About

Hello fellow foodies! As you may have noticed by now, I love to eat and what better way to get to know a new culture than through the local dishes? On this trip to Asia, I got hooked on cooking classes and was able to book a class in Japan […]

China: The Hutong Cooking School